Noise/Bruit: Habs all smiles after sweeping Flyers

We’ve decided to restart a regular News/Bruit column that will give our readers a look at what other media outlets and websites are saying about the Canadiens and their opponents, so let’s get right down to business.

> Pierre Durocher of the Journal de MontrĂ©al writes that the Canadiens were smiling after Sunday’s game and expressed satisfaction at being where they are and proving the experts wrong. Durocher also writes that the doors to the Philly locker room stayed closed long after the game as the Flyers held a meeting after their seventh straight loss.

> The headline in the Philadelphia Inquirer reads: Montreal punishes the Flyers.

> In the Globe and Mail this morning, the news was all about the Flyers seventh straight loss and how they can stop the slide.

> With the Canadiens now tied with the Ottawa Senators with 73 points, the Ottawa Citizen looks at the team’s steady decline recently.

> Not only did the Canadiens hand Philly its seventh straight loss,
they took out some of the Flyers in the process, according to Those injured include Steve Downie and Joffrey Lupul.

> Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse writes that with 23 healthy bodies, Guy Carbonneau has to leave three players in the stands every game, and that doesn’t make everyone happy.


  1. habitual says:

    tks notbigbird.

  2. habitual says:

    Kevin, no need to apologize. I think being a Habs fan should include being able to get by in French and while I am (slowly) working on it I feel kind of like I’m letting our side down having to ask for translation.

    Thanks for the gracious response.

  3. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Way ahead of your pathetic team, LOSER. Now go back to Leafs nation and crawl back under whatever rock you crawled out of.

  4. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Make that the last 40 years.

  5. habsfan_56 says:

    a more important fact is where the canadiens, rank as a team, in GF
    look at tampa they got lecavalier but are struggling to make the playoffs

  6. Stephen York says:

    Clutching at straws… (shaking head).

    That was probably a Leaves fan’s high point for the last decade or so.

    You poor devils…


  7. Ian G Cobb says:

    Chorske–Cracked me up, with type slowly, chuckle of the day.

  8. Chorske says:

    I’ll type slowly for you.

    Montreal’s record is relatively poor (barely .500) when we play back to back games. It’s happened 10 times or so.

    Montreal’s record is good against teams (over .500) that are playing their second game of a back-to-back series. It’s happened roughly 10 times or so.

    Conclusion: it all evens out in the wash. Your stats simply show that teams that play back-to-back games often have trouble the second game. This is a fact of life, nothing earth shattering.

    Your simple analysis, coupled with your excessive use of exclamation marks, suggests you’re a bored teenager. I recommed going out and, I dunno, kissing a girl. Getting some sunlight. Using iodized salt would be good too.

  9. Chorske says:

    Pretty clear, I’d say.

  10. Chuck says:

    Hmmm… 10 straight overtime victories is definitely a fluke, eh? Add to that defeating the LA Kings and that dastardly stick-swinger Wayne Gretzky, who knocked your laffs out of the playoffs… no wonder you’re bitter!


    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  11. showey47 says:

    Are the laffs trailing in the standings? True or false. It doesn’t matter who has the top scorer. Its who has the better team. Mats could be leading the league in scoring and they would still miss the playoffs. Because after mats there is nothing True or False.

    Truth hurts doesn’t it.

  12. Chorske says:

    BG has given Carbo a free hand, and rightly so. Classy guy like BG would never do that to his coach, although he did do a friendly oveerride in keeping Carey Price with the big team. I don’t see the benching of Smokes as that big a deal.

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